Proposed Mall Plan, ca. 1936-7

It makes sense to me that this plan dates to 1936 or 7, as the site for the National Gallery of Art building is listed as proposed, and it was completed and dedicated by 1941.Mall Plan with Proposed MuseumsThe focus of this plan, however, is the proposed National Museum of Engineering and Industry. This footprint removed the Arts and Industries building, and the old Army Medical Museum, which was eventually razed to make room for the Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden.  The National Museum of engineering and Industry would eventually be opened as the Museum of History and Technology, which is not the Museum of American History (Image courtesy Smithsonian Institution).


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